Alexander Walter Roberts
Alexander, approximately 1960; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to Age at the time of disappearance: 69 (approximately 2016)
Date reported missing : 07/29/1960
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/26/1947 (73)
Age at the time of disappearance: 12 years old
Height / Weight : 4'11 - 5'1, 80 - 100 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white cotton short-sleeved t-shirt, blue Levi's jeans, brown high-top leather shoes and a gold wristwatch with a leather band. Carrying a brown wallet.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Hispanic male. Sandy brown hair, brown eyes. Alexander's nicknames are Alex and Chicano. He has a scar under his left eye.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Alexander was last seen at his uncle's home in the 1300 block of east Brill in Phoenix, Arizona on July 29, 1960. He lived with his aunt in the 6400 block of west Cavalier at the time of his disappearance, and was an eighth-grader at St. Agnes School. He has never been heard from again.
Alexander's mother lived in San Francisco, California at the time of his disappearance, and his father lived in Glendale, Arizona. He also had relatives in Texas. Authorities thought he may have tried to go to either California or Texas after his disappearance; it's also possible he remained in the Phoenix area. Few details are available in his case.
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Phoenix Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
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The Arizona Republic